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they used chemical weapons on civilians. is intervention inevitable? and speaking of chemical weapons, a new report details how the u.s. once held saddam hussein and the iraqis with its chemical weapons attacks on iranian troops. ♪ tens of thousands gathered at the nation's capital this weekend in remembrance of the 1963 march on washington. even though the nation has come a very long way, many feel that the struggle for martin luther king's dream still continues. more on the sights and sounds later in today's show. it's monday, august 26. pam 5 p.m. in washington, d.c. the national security agency was once the most secretive organization in the u.s. now, hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the nsa's latest scandal. this weekend was no exception. two major headlines ran on the front pages of newspapers around the world this weekend. the first was a revelation that a number of nsa employees were actually using the surveillance program's capabilities to spy on their lovers. or, as they called it, operation love-int. that's according to the chairwoman of the senate intelligence comm
>> the u.s. government inches closer to military action in syria. the obama administration pushes forward, the international community is urging caution and restraint. more on the growing tensions ahead. the water of the santa barbara coast hide a secret. it has been offshore fracking even though there are no regulations and the coast was once trashed by an oil spill. pay raises and bonuses are usually reserved for rewards for doing good work that is not the case for many of the nations top ceo's, especially at a time of rowing wealth inequality. more on that later. it is friday, august 30. i am megan la paz and washington, d.c.. president obama and his cabinet are still delivering on whether or not the u.s. should become militarily involved in syria and to what extent. six jerry of state john kerry addressed the public reiterating administration rhetoric against bashar all assad. >> our concern is not just about some far off land oceans away. that is not what this is about. are concerned with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is about choices that will direct the effec
and north africa. security visors met to discuss the potential threat. >> i have a guard outside the u.s. embassy in yemen -- a heavy guard outside the u.s. embassy in yemen. searching vehicles as they approach the era. the situation reflects across much of the muslim world as the u.s. closes over 20 embassies in 18 countries as well as issuing the global travel warning for its citizens. a high-level meeting in washington pointing to a potential threat emanating from the arabian peninsula. >> we are taking it seriously. you would expect us to do that. we are reacting to it. >> the threat to western interests wanting others to germany, the united kingdom, and france closing their embassies in yemen for the next two days. paris warning french citizens to remain vigilant. >> we have been informed directly and indirectly of threats that concern our missions abroad as well as our citizens. they come from al qaeda. >> it is the first time since the 10th anniversary of 9/11 that the u.s. has taken such action. the focus on now qaeda was reinforced even further on saturday. interpol issuing a gl
toxic weapons in tunnels found and used by the rebels. 200 days and counting, guantanamo prisoners pushing on with their hunger protest, struggling to change the fate of force-feeding and indefinite intentions. and a digital currency gets real recognition. the german government decides that virtual money bit coin is a legal and private means of payment. international news and comment, live from our studio center in moscow. it has just turned 1 a.m. sunday morning. this is " rt." the u.s. is readying for a possible missile strike on syria and reports say preparations are underway. the pentagon is ensuring that president obama has military options available. he has met with advisers to consider actions following an alleged chemical attack blamed on the syrian government. three destroyers are currently deployed, with reports of another is on the way, all of them carrying up to 300 cruise missiles, which is more than enough to act rapidly if obama wants to order the strike. there is also the nato maritime group, which includes four more ships. and if we look at the mainland, the u.s. a
on these results. the e.u., great britain and the u.s. have all voiced their concern. john kerry says they are not credible, plus the electoral process was flawed, she says. >> the opposition leader believes it's the beginning of a period of national mourning. the electoral commission confirmed the victory that president robert mugabe had already claimed the day before. the 89-year-old's power uninterrupted and overwhelmingly won another five-year term. the party now holds a 2/3 majority in particlements. this will allow the push-ahead of constitutional changes. the movement for democratic change says his party has evidence of massive vote-rigging, urging a peaceful response to the alleged fraud. he promised to fight the results. >> they are determined to pursue peaceful, legal and diplomatic remedies to resolve this current crisis. once all remedies have been exhausted, the people of zimbabwe should be allowed great opportunity to freely, fairly elect a government of their choice. >> after the last disputed election the m.d.c. entered a power-sharing agreement. tsvangirai has ruled o
watches to see if the u.s. will launch a military reich against syria. u.s. allies insist syria has used chemical weapons on its own people. a new case of racial profiling with tsa airport security. a man was detained for hours without food or water. he was interrogated, and much more. a look at flying while muslim. >> all men are created equal. >> today is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on washington, a day when many americans learned of the dream. 50 years later, is the dream realized? an in-depth look at today's events ahead. it is wednesday, august 28. you are watching rt. we begin with the united states on the verge of military action in syria. today, president obama gave a speech at the lincoln memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, but more pressing on his mind is how the united states and allies will react to an alleged chemical strike in war-torn syria. the special envoy to syria acknowledged special -- some kind of chemical substance was used outside damascus, claiming the lives of more than 1000 people. nato called the attack a cl
. all were feared an imminent attack, the u.s. has evacuated embassy staff out of yemen, a flying them on board a military plane. calling it a coup, senator john mccain becomes the first u.s. representative to call the ousting of mohammed morsi in egypt a coup. in iran, the new president says he is determined to resolve the impasse with the west over iran's nuclear program. he has signaled that he is ready to sit down for negotiations. orion officials have flown to spain to discuss the future of the convicted child rapist and spain. he was refused bail. he was pardoned in morocco to public outrage. stay tuned for more. >> welcome back. we are discussing the world terror threat. our guest is president of the observatory of the black gulf and mediterranean seas. a fellow and researcher, a specialist on afghanistan, pakistan, and al qaeda. joining us is a fellow on the middle east. thank you for staying with us. from hartford, connecticut, we have scott bates, president of the center for national policy. and by satellite from london, he was just speaking at the first debate, he is with th
>> damascus allows you and inspectors access to the site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it has little doubt that the assad government carried it out, but russia is warning against jumping to conclusions. also this week, bradley manning request a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 35 years in jail for the biggest leak in american history. plus -- >> we were faced with an ultimatum of the british government to hand back the material or destroy it. >> the editor of the guardian newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the top stories this hour. a look back at the top stories from the last seven days, and the latest on rt. damascus has given you when inspectors access to a site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it is nearly certain the assad government carried this out, a serious response alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the
situations. on every subject. understanding the world. imagine in the world. >> the u.s. weighs in on egypt's crisis, explicitly citing with the army. the leaders supporters prepare a new show of demonstrations. a zimbabwe is on the edge of post electoral unrest. the opposition cries foul and we hear the calls fallen on deaf ears. >> the first-round front-runner , the former finance minister. thank you for watching. restoring democracy. they claimed john kerry, the first of the military's actions. >> a civilian government, they are very concerned about that. >> the brotherhood camps in cairo, despite a government warning. catherine, hello. readying itself for confrontation, has there been reaction to his comments? >> as far as the missing brother who are concerned, what they're calling themselves the pro- democracy camp. critical of the u.s. all along for not saying what happened was a military coup. they have to stop and reconsider the $1.5 billion in military aid. they are now firmly behind the new authorities here. the middle eastern boy is due to arrive in cairo tonight and is going to
and surveillance, saying that they are not interested in spying on ordinary people. the u.s. and russia without two -- vow to find ways to mend their disagreements. bloodshed in pakistan. nine people killed as gunmen opened fire at a mosque after a devastating suicide bombing at a police funeral. turkey advises its citizens in lebanon to leave the country if necessary. the lebanese state agency said that it reviews the unknown group has claimed responsibility saying that the hostages would be freed in return for lebanese captives held in syria. u.s. firefighters are gaining ground against the california wildfire that is threatening hundreds of homes. good we the a step closer to finding the model for the mona lisa? -- could we be a step closer to finding the model for mono lisa? the election returned robert mugabe to power. the opposition has evidence that some there were some names duplicated on the list. >> thank you for joining us. our guest discussed molly. >> there is no question that this is a very serious problem. as i was saying, the agreement says that negotiations between the two has to b
, u.s. politicians consider the idea of american intervention. the large amount of the public remains unpersuaded. in a u.s. colombian free trade deal signed 2011, they are causing colombian farmers big problems. more on this story, coming up. and an nypd officer indicted on lying about the arrest of the new york times photographer. he claimed he was using a bright flash to interfere with another arrest, but the camera did not even have a flash. more on this case in today's show. hello, it is tuesday, august 27 at 5:00 p.m. in washington dc. we start with the latest from syria. u.s. officials have laid the groundwork for a possible military attack. here is chuck hagel speaking to the bbc on the department of defense's preparedness. >> the u.s. department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, it would occur with coordination of international partners. >> a response to a chemical weapons attack that occurred outside of damascus on august 21. the international allies say it is undeniable that the syrian president and his regime launched those attacks. the s
with us. >> time for us to bring you the second part of our debate. we are talking about why barack obama and vladimir putin will not be meeting. from syria to siberia, let's bring in our guest, a specialist in the american- russian relationship. and senior fellow ship at the partnership for secure america. was this just for a short time, he is a journalist at the russian service. halfway through this, you are off. we will get your thoughts in a moment. by satellite we have to guess, the director studies at the institute democracy, good to see. in washington d.c., the chief political columnist and one house correspondent for newsmax. what are the issues that could fit into something called human rights under the criminal justice system? your time is scarce. tell us what you have written about its implications and ramifications for all of us. >> i am following this case like you are for several years. each time there's something new, it gets more and more unbelievable if you have read kafka or orwell, this is nothing. they say the russian officials stole 230 million. people put him in pris
. a reminder of who is with us tonight. we have someone from the herald tribune, reuters, vanity fair and "france 24's international affairs specialist. for the break, we discussed the ongoing bloodshed in egypt. let's move to lebanon where at least 24 were killed and 300 wounded in a car bomb attack in southern beirut. the blast ripped through a stronghold of hezbollah. it was the deadliest attack for years. comes a month after another attack killed 50 in the same district. it is being seen as further evidence that the war in syria is spilling across its western border. janine, is this a direct result of what is going on in syria? >> syria is in flames. and lebanon is there, so close. it is an hour-and-a-half drive between the root and damascus. also lebanon has a long runni ng history of being terrified of being plednto civ war becae th endured s much. there is a refugee crisis. all of this destabilizes the region and it does not help the exterior is basically divided along the lines of being supported by shias and sunnis in a proxy war. there is no way you can isolate anything that
was detained in the heathrow airport for nine hours and questioned using the british terror law. now, the british government intimidated him in several meetings over the edward snowden saga and gave him an ultimatum, either destroy all of the material on the matter or shut down publishing operations. here is the explanation on why -- why they decided to destroy the computer hard drives containing some of the secret files. >> i explained to the officials that there were other companies already in america and brazil so that they would not achieving anything but once it was obvious they would be going, i would rather destroy then give it back or allow the courts to freeze our reporting. >> what should we make of it? i was joined by the internet campaign director randy gave us his take on the revelations from the guardian. >> we should be very worried about it. this is an escalation in the battle between privacy advocates and whistleblowers and people in the nsa here in the united states or other intelligence agencies abroad who are fighting for the future of our right to communicate in
into europe and u.s. but now the chinese trafficking ring that has helped them smuggle has been busted. dozens of suspects are being arrested in spain and france. they are expected to elect their new president following months of political turmoil and war. we take a closer look at vote rigging allegations with a local n.g.o. ramadan has ended in blood shedd in iraq more than 70 killed as car bombs exploded in a cafe and market mainly in baghdad. it has been ravaged by a wave of violence. welcome to "france 24." we will go straight to the top story a human trafficking ring has been busted in spain. 75 suspects have been arrested including two chinese ring ladyers they are uzbekistan -- leaders accused of smuggling migrants into the u.s. and europe. spanish and french police have been working hand in hand during this two-year investigation as we have this report. >> it has taken two years to track them down but these are four of the 75 suspects arrested. 51 were detained in spain including the two alleged operatives of the elaborate chinese trafficking ring. this shows the materials used to forg
and defiant, the u.s. journalist whose brazilian partner was interrogated at london's heathrow airport on sunday says he will now publish even more material. david was detained for nine hours under the uk terrorism act. this could be life behind bars. that is it in the newsroom. >> welcome back, and welcome if you are just joining us. this is the france 24 debate. the european union met on monday, and there is going to be a foreign ministers meeting on wednesday, and there was a bit of a jousting going on about how to handle the crackdown that is taking place inside of egypt. nearly 1000 killed since last wednesday as the army moves and there are protests by those loyal to ousted president mohamed morsi. we have more joe hall. abdul is back with us from boston, massachusetts, and a teacher from an israeli university. welcome back. also, a u.s. department official. we were talking during the break. we were mentioning how they are laying it on thick. the case they are putting against mohamed morsi, further detention of him, the proceeding that has been laid forth in this monday by the pr
's prison sentence for tax fraud. u.s. whistleblower edward snowden slams washington has he finally leaves the moscow airport where he was hold up four weeks. the syrian president, bashar al- assad, makes a rare public appearance, proclaiming victory. welcome. italy's five highest -- italy's highest court has upheld silvio berlusconi's conviction for tax fraud. the former prime minister is unlikely to spend any time behind bars. kathleen clifford has more. >> his voice shaking, berlusconi described himself in a video statement as a victim of an incredible series of accusations and trials that had nothing to do with reality. on thursday, the country's top court upheld the former prime minister's conviction in a tax fraud case that first went to trial in 2006. after a three-day hearing, the ruling confirmed the verdict from a lower court. the sentencing is automatically reduced to one year under amnesty. a five-year ban on public office am a handed down as part of the original sentence, was upheld. thursday's outcome could throw italy's already fragile coalition into turmoil and potentially
he reveals lies and crimes of the u.s. government and is the one that is criminalized. >> do you share that sentiment or is there something to be said about facing some of the consequences for this and has he already? >> he already has. i would limit it to time served which of course included nine months in solitary which even the judge found to be torture or on lawful pretrial confinement. realistically given that the government was seeking 90 and then 60 and the defense was around 25, 35 seems like a good outcome though obviously it is a very -- it is very steep compared to any other whistleblower on espionage charges. >> down to possibly eight, as you said. but that implies that manning is still sort of a dangerous individual which cannot be the case. he leaked secrets. it is not like he is giving security clearance and will be able to do this again. is this about sending a message, not summits dealing with a crime but making sure people in the future do not. >> the government had the opportunity when private manning pled guilty to improperly disclosing classified information,
. world leaders from the u.n. and beyond are trying to put the brakes on any sort of u.s. intervention. the latest on the tensions of syria -- in syria -- in syria i had. the bank bailout was rolled out in response to the spiral. at least one banker spent his cash on a new condo in florida. more on this muse of -- misuse of taxpayer money coming up. facebook continues to amass more users, but is the tech site protecting your privacy? we take you that later in today's show. -- tell you that later in today's wash -- today's show. it is thursday, august 29. 5:00 p.m. in washington, d.c. you're watching rt. we start with the crisis in syria as the united states and its allies away options for military intervention after the chemical attack last week in damascus. despite denials from the syrian regime, the white house has said it is undeniable president bashar al-assad is behind the attacks, setting the stage for an international brawl. president hassan rouhani of iran said he will press forward with attempts to ward off military action by western nations against president bashar al- assad.
in the syrian capital to investigate claims and counterclaims of the weapons use. and an anti-gay rights law is center stage in moscow as the world athletic championships wrap up. they sate entire issue has been invented by the western media. those are the top stories. i'm tom and thank you very much for joining us. we begin in the egyptian capital, where there are signs that things are slowly returning to normal. shops and banks re-opened for the first time since wednesday and traffic is flowing once again. supporters of the ousted president, mohammed morsi, went ahead with some of the planned marches today but cancelled others citing security threats. the security chief gave a television statement earlier on today. "france 24"'s correspondent tell us more bit. >> paying tribute to the man currently in charge of egypt, the army's most prominent members gathered in cairo for a much anticipated speech. they have come under intense criticism following the violent crackdown on supporters of the ousted president, mohammed morsi. now is the chance for the head of the egyptian army to clarify some
>> coming up, the u.s. government released documents showing a past secret court ruling on nsa surveillance. they chastise the nsa for illegally collecting tens of thousands of e-mails. the unmasking ahead. the army whistleblower manning sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking documents but the story does not end there. we will look at the extreme conditions placed on the media as we covered the trial. in san francisco, officials are considering a class-action lawsuit against nevada, laming it gave hundreds of psychiatric patients at one-way ticket to california. it is thursday, august 22. 5 p.m. in washington dc. while the obama administration is trying to beat its critics to the punch in the wake of the nsa surveillance scandal, they are coming clean, in a way, anyway. and the ruling that came out in 2011 after the electronic frontier foundation filed a request pretty recently. the court lambasted the nsa for illegally collecting as many as 56,000 e-mails from innocent people each year over three years. then the nsa proceeded to misrepresent the size and scope of that col
>> a quick news update for you here. the u.s. is keeping embassies across the middle east and africa shut until at least saturday after the end of the muslim eid festival. officials say a message was intercepted from al qaeda. he was found guilty of plotting to overthrow the government in a landmark trial. a convicted pedophile who was pardoned by the king was rearrested by spanish police. hsparking protest. radioactive water is leaking out of the fukushima powerplant into the pacific. the situation is called an emergency. it is the world's first-ever stem cell burger. grown entirely in the lab from cattle stem cells some are hailing it as the future of sustainable food. that is your up-to-date with the main international news stories. plenty more to come. >> welcome back. we are discussing the trial in turkey and the possible next steps. the trial that ended with the former head of the military jailed for life over a coup plot to over three -- overthrow the turkish prime minister. the court convicted and sentenced more than 40 including military officers, journalist, and
are even divided -- divided about the best way to restore calm. some believe in the use of force, others in reconciliation. today, the former are more numerous than the latter. >> news in brief. videos posted on the internet claim to sow syrian rebels attacking positions in damascus on friday. the u.n. is planning to send in a mission on sunday of chemical weapons experts to confirm use of chemicals. a young girl accused of blasphemy has been cleared in court saturday. the judge citing insufficient evidence. the case brought a new spotlight of their harsh blasphemy laws. and 15,000 people evacuated. potential damage estimated at some 45 million euros. there are no deaths reported but gooding -- flooding in russia's far east is having a sires impact. a month of unusually heavy rain. levels reached six meters this saturday, sparking the region's biggest flood in 120 years. officials say they don't see levels rising further but the waters are not expected to start receding until early september. after the collision of a ferry and a cargo vessel in cebu, so far of the more than 800 people on
>> moscow relations begin new plunge as obama counsels a meeting with vladimir putin. the u.n. u.s. stressed this appointment the more potential bloodshed is now on the cards to japan's government vows to stop the leakage of the fukushima powerplant. the united states, the higher house, where the three women were held cap if andrade for a decade -- held captive and raped for a decade has been torn down. the government says militant lands to take over key cities. just stay with us. >> part two of our special debate it is mohamed vi going to see retaliation? thank you for being with us. on the other side of their studio, the journalist. back to the other side, the author and journalist. thank you for being with us. joining us iphone from casablanca is the former communication minister. in terms of what we have been talking about, the questioning of the people for the first time ever, a change of mind, a -- a change of decision by moroccan king for the first time ever. does this leave mohammed vi in a weak position now? >> first of all, i would like to read something in what has been
perhaps seen it all and done it all, a spokesperson from the israel the government joining us by phone. things for being with us. >> thank you very much. >> do you feel we are in a position where this deadline will hit and these talks can work? >> we hope that they can. we have been trying to get an agreement with the israelis and the palestinians, and we had all slow, which was an agreement region we had all slow-- we had oslo and another, which failed. 2008, which also failed, but those clearly underline the effect that there is a desire to reach an agreement with all of the difficulties and all of the historical problems and religious problems and security. there is common ground, and the common ground is that both sides want to create two states, a jewish-israeli state and a palestinian state, living side- by-side peacefully, so it might not be easy, and it may take more than nine months. nine months is very ambitious, that i can tell you from our part, from the part of the israeli government, we will do all that is possible in order to reach such an agreement. >> thank you very m
borders, not here, not fighting us and beating our children. taking away our rights. we went four times and it has been erased. >> unwavering loyalty to the man they believe is the only legitimate leader. an interim government was formed amid the chaos and administration rejected by the muslim brotherhood. since then egypt has been in turmo turmoil. the new leadership includes other actors in talks to sketch out egypt's political future. for now a new constitution is planned in the coming months and fresh elections for the beginning of next year. malian are eager to find out who their new president is. polling stations have closed and it is time to count the votes. results are expected in a few days but the former prime minister ibrahim boubacar keita is expected to come out victorious against his rival soumaila cisse. let's take a look back at tod today's vote. as our reporters finds out, many malian displaced by months of chaos have found it difficult to cast their ballots. we have this report. >> last night storms have passed and they head to the polls. >> voting cards, please. >> th
the ongoing crisis. stay with us. >> we are asking if mali is finally turning a corner after the first election in more than six years. the country was split in two. he looks to have won that election after his rival conceded defeat. on my left, is in paris studying engineer. an independent journalist and producer of the world memory film project. in london, jeremy keenan, or fester of african studies at london university. he forget back to our discussions, we have this report on the challenges facing the new leader. >> national recognization -- national reconciliation is at the top of the list of challenges. ethnic tensions are running high. the government signed a peace deal with the rebels that paves the way to sunday's elections. it included a promise that the new president would negotiate with the rebels within two months of his election victory. these talks will determine whether these rebels will be integrated into the army. another potential threats, the army. it was the soldier's inability to deal with that tuareg rebellion. the future president will have to rebuild the armies
,000 injured. and they say their forces will continue to use real bullets on groups that threaten peace.
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